I’m delighted to share an interview with author and psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori today.
Every child needs loving connections with others in order to grow into a healthy, happy and well-functioning adult.
Ideally, a feeling of secure connection begins in the womb and is cultivated through infancy, childhood, and adolescence as well. Even in their pre-verbal years, children sense when connection isn’t forthcoming.
In response, they’ll adapt, but not necessarily in healthy ways. For many, this lack of connection leads to self-defeating emotional and behavioral patterns that continue to govern their lives long into adulthood, making happiness but a distant dream.